Chevrolet Volt: 0-60 in less than 6 seconds says Lutz

In a recent interview with the David Pogue of New York Times, GM superstar Bob Lutz, released more critical details on the upcoming electric-car from GM, the Chevrolet Volt. Supposedly, when Pogue asked questions concerning the performance of the Volt, Bob Lutz ‘misspoke’:

DP: So, what about torque and RPM? Is it all measured differently?

BL: Yeah, batteries have tremendous performance and torque. Our performance targets for the Volt are 0 to 60 in around five or six seconds. Top speed of 120 miles an hour for a limited time. A hundred miles an hour is sustainable.

That’s right folks, according to Lutz, the electric Chevrolet Volt hybrid will do 0-60 mph around the same time it takes high-performance cars like the BMW 335i or Inifiniti G37. If that were true we would’ve taken 2 Volts.

However, GM contacted the folks over at and told them that ‘Bob misspoke, and the 0 to 60 time will actually be 8.5-9.0 seconds.’

According to sources in Detroit, GM may be planning on building 60,000 Chevrolet Volts for the car”s first year run. That is four times the sales of the Toyota Prius when it made its U.S. debut. Pricing for the Volt is expected to be less than $30,000.


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Source: New York Times (via GM-Volt)

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